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Black Like Me

The first example of the hate stare comes when Griffin tries to buy a bus ticket. When he approaches the ticket window he's immediately confronted by a rude white woman. She proceeds to treat him...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2020 12:59 pm UTC

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In Black Like Me, major events are things that drive the plot and Griffin's character development. The most important event is Griffin's decision to change his skin color. It's an exhausting...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2018 5:28 pm UTC

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John Howard Griffin, author of Black Like Me took large doses of Oxsoralen to change the pigment of his skin. Used in conjunction with sunlight, this drug causes the pigment of the skin to darken....

Latest answer posted April 30, 2010 2:53 am UTC

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John Howard Griffin, a Texan journalist and novelist, was thoroughly dedicated to the furthering of racial justice in the US and understood that his ability to truly comprehend the reality of...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2018 8:20 pm UTC

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You will of course have your own opinions about this question. I will provide a few ideas to get you started, but please do not limit yourself to them. Self-destructive behavior can have many...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2020 6:37 pm UTC

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John Howard Griffin’s memoir Black Like Me portrays the quest of the author to discover first-hand what living in America was like for a Black man in the year 1959. While the book is a highly...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2020 3:51 pm UTC

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As he goes about the South in the guise of an African American, Griffin is frequently subjected to all manner of unpleasant treatment on account of his perceived race. A prime example of such...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2020 8:00 am UTC

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In this particular passage, John Griffin is providing us with his first startling vision of his passing self. As a white man who's been passing for black to get a better understating of the...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2020 8:07 am UTC

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While riding on a segregated bus, Griffin is intensely irritated by the behavior of a young African American man called Christophe. As well as being overtly deferential towards white people,...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2020 12:08 pm UTC

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The reaction to Black Like Me today would surely be strongly conditioned by two major social factors. First, it would be conditioned by today’s polarized politics. Second, it would be conditioned...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2013 12:16 am UTC

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In To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem Finch reacts to the conviction of Tom Robinson with tears, bewilderment, and something like rage. Jem doesn’t understand why a court of law—an area that’s supposed to...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2020 5:01 pm UTC

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Griffin's rather irritated by the attitude of the well-dressed young African-American man he sees one day aboard a segregated bus. Christophe, as he's called, displays excessive subservience to...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2020 3:31 pm UTC

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In Black Like Me, John Howard Griffin, a white man, undergoes skin treatments so that he appears black. He travels around the segregated South in the late 1950s and early 1960s and writes about...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2019 5:49 pm UTC

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The experiment being referred to here was prompted when a Texan journalist, John Howard Griffin, realized that he could not accurately study the experiences that African Americans living in the...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2020 11:13 am UTC

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Griffin outlines his reasons for—with the help of dermatologists—turning himself into a black man and journeying into the deep South in 1959 in the first few pages of the book. He says that the...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2019 10:02 pm UTC

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John Howard Griffin did indeed experience the hardships of being black in Black Like Me. For one, he experienced how difficult it was to find what most of us take for granted: a bathroom. He also...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2009 6:01 am UTC

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In the novel, Griffin goes to see a doctor to get help changing his skin color from white to black. It is this doctor who says “the lighter the skin the more trustworthy the Negro.” In my opinion,...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2020 8:20 am UTC

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Griffin changes his body as he embarks on his quest to find out what it is like to be a black man in America in the 1950s. He takes medication that causes his skin to turn darker, and he uses...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2020 12:49 pm UTC

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Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin is a controversial and highly detailed account of the experiences of a white man who attempts to put himself in the skin of a black man both in physical...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2020 6:30 pm UTC

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The two waiting rooms were set up to separate the African-Americans from the Caucasians. During this time of racial division, some whites considered themselves to be superior to African-Americans;...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2008 1:26 am UTC

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Although the increase in suicide rates among black Americans in the 1950s is scarcely touched upon in Black Like Me, Griffin's own experiences of living the life of an African American might give...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2020 12:09 pm UTC

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